Some countries, like Israel, want to save themselves and others, like Sweden, have a death wish. People with a brain understand that no country can long survive an invasion of third world migrants, and Israeli leaders understand that better than most.
So, this news is no surprise to us. Israelis believe that most of the migrants who have streamed into the country illegally in recent years are economic migrants and detention until they are all sorted out only makes sense.
Of course all over the world the amnesty lobbyists are demanding that ‘asylum seekers’ be free to move around and work in the country they have entered without permission.
From the Los Angeles Times:
JERUSALEM — In a controversial move decried by human rights organizations, Israel’s parliament passed a bill allowing migrants to be jailed without trial for a year.
Under the law finalized early Tuesday after a heated late-night debate, Israeli authorities will be able to jail new migrants for a year if they slip over the border illegally, and detain others already in Israel in a new holding facility indefinitely.
The law was intended to apply almost exclusively to African migrants who cross the border in uncontrolled stretches of open desert. In the past, most have come in from Egypt.
It replaces a previous law, ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, that allowed migrants to be jailed for three years. The court ruled in September that the law violated human rights. The new law attempted to address the court’s concerns by lowering the detention time.
The illegal aliens will be allowed out in the daytime, but must return at night (so they aren’t in a prison!):
The new “open” facility will hold about 3,000 detainees and provide services to discourage them from working. Technically, they will be free to come and go during daytime but must return to the remotely located center by night.
The government refers to the migrants as “infiltrators” because they enter the country without passing through controlled border crossings. Many of the migrants are asylum seekers, but very few are granted asylum out of thousands of requests reviewed annually by a Refugee Status Determination committee.
A new border fence is now slowing the flow in from Egypt, but get this:
…an estimated 50,000 asylum seekers and undocumented migrants from African countries live in Israel.
Come to think of it, there is something kind of freeing when one is always labeled the ‘bad guy’ as Israel is. In fact, poor Swedes are trapped in a ‘good people’ image they likely won’t break out of before it’s too late to save their unique race/culture.
For more, check out our Israel and refugees category with its previous 134 posts, here.
Photo is from this January 2013 story about the wall.